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Elk Neck State Park

4395 Turkey Point Rd., North East, Maryland 21901 USA

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“On the mighty Chesapeake”

Elk Neck is your year-round, travel destination to connect with the vast landscapes and waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The park boasts 2,188 acres of sandy beaches, marshlands, and heavily wooded bluffs overlooking the North East River, the Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay. As a result, there are several journeys you can take while in the park. One journey takes you on a hike out to Turkey Point Lighthouse, a signature landmark of the park. The lighthouse is located at the southern tip of the Elk Neck peninsula. On Saturdays and Sundays (April through November between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.), you can climb up to the top of the 35-foot tall lighthouse and learn more about the history of the lighthouse from one of the park’s dedicated volunteers.Built in 1833, this historic lighthouse sits atop a 100-foot high bluff overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. The lighthouse pointed the way to safe waters for nearly 175 years. Many incredible tales unfolded right here under the watchful beacon of the Turkey Point Lighthouse: stories of heroism, daunting challenges, and even tragedy. This lighthouse has been part of Chesapeake Bay history for generations, safeguarding people who have lived, worked, and traveled here.

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April 27, 2014

Love the view and the lighthouse although not much too see.. But all in all a very relaxing and peaceful place!

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October 08, 2022
Rated 4.0

Stopped here to visit the Turkey Point Lighthouse. Nice little walk from the parking lot. Caution keep children and pets on the trail, steep drop off on right side with no warnings. Once there can climb the small lighthouse for views of the Chesapeake Bay. It stands on the 100 foot bluff, which makes it one of the highest lights off the water in the bay. Again while exploring the scenery, watch footing, children and pets.

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August 12, 2020
Rated 5.0

Love this place during winter, the winds can be a bit strong but it truly feels like im in the pacific northwest. Beautiful views!

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August 05, 2020
Rated 5.0

Elk Neck State Park & Lighthouse! Such a wonderful hike!🤓

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October 16, 2014
Rated 3.0

We like this park! I haven't camped here but visited a few times. The light house isn't very big but the view of the bay is cool. There are paths that go from the light house down to the water but they can be a little hard to find. I did the walk when my son was an infant and it wasn't too much. The paths are not stroller friendly though, hah.

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Elk Neck State Park

4395 Turkey Point Rd.
North East, Maryland
21901 USA
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  • Fri, Sat: 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
  • Sun - Thu: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

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